Using the Start Menu
All the software programs and utilities on your computer are accessed via the Start menu. You display the Start menu by using your mouse to click the Start button, located in the lower-left corner of your screen.
Navigating the Start Menu
As you can see in Figure 3.7, the Windows 10 Start menu consists of three parts:
The far left section consists of five icons for your account, Documents, Pictures, Settings, and Power.
The middle portion consists of icons for your most used and recently used apps, as well as all your apps listed alphabetically.
The larger right side displays tiles for applications you’ve “pinned” to the Start menu.
FIGURE 3.7 Access all the programs on your system from the Start menu.
To open a specific program or folder, just click the name of or tile for the item.
Launching a Program
Now that you know how to work the Start menu, it’s easy to start any particular software program. All you have to do is follow these steps:
Click the Start button to display the Start menu.
Click the program’s name or tile.
Another way to find a program to launch is to use the Search box on the Start menu. Just start entering the program’s name into the Search box, and a list of matching programs appears on the Start menu. When the program you want appears, click it to launch it.